Texas Instruments announced the availability of TMS320C5504 and TMS320C5505 ultra-low-power digital signal processors (DSPs) at 150 MHz, providing 25 percent higher performance than previous C55x devices. The processors are
This month's question is, “What barriers still exist between solid-state lighting and mainstream acceptance in the marketplace?”
The Tactilus heat-sink analysis system by Sensor Products Inc. enables engineers to visualize actual contact forces and pressure distribution data on the circuit board components. As the mounting screws between the CPU and the heat sink are torqued, it
Dave reviews the new Amazon Kindle 3 3rd Generation 3G GSM/WiFi Ebook reader. What superlatives can he find for the new E-Ink display? And what happens to the E-Ink display when you put it in the thermal chamber?
Extending lighting-class performance with enhanced light uniformity and LED-to-LED color consistency, the 100+ lumen XLamp MX-3 LED from Cree delivers a luminous flux of up to 122 lm at 350 mA...
In a step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens, a University of Michigan professor has developed a new type of color filter made of nano-thin sheets of metal with precisely spaced gratings.
The PLC Development Kit (TMDSPLCKIT-V2) is based on the industry's only PLC modem solution capable of supporting multiple modulation and protocol standards on a single hardware platform.
http://ti.com/PLC The PLC Development Kit (TMDSPLCKIT-V2) is based on the industry's only PLC modem solution capable of supporting multiple modulation and protocol standards on a single hardware platform. Developers can quickly evaluate the suitability of using PLC-based communications...
Check-in, tag, and venues are just a few key words that you’ll need to know to use Facebook’s new feature, Places. This feature allows users to update where they are and what they are doing...
This training module from Digi-Key and TT Electronics/Optek Technology provides guidance on managing junction temperature of high-power visible LEDs, including ways to remove heat.
When HDMI version 1.4 was publicly released in October 2009, it included a number of new features. Most of the new features are barely moving the needle on the consumer electronics industry's Richter scale. But one new HDMI 1.4 feature -- the implementation of 3D video mode -- is about to buckle the pavement of the status quo.
For years, radio broadcasters and artists have duked it out over performance rights. Enter the highly-contentious Performance Rights Act, which would expand copyright law to include all public performances of copyrighted sound recordings. And it’s gotten even wilder: an amendment would mandate that all mobile phones contain FM radio chips.
Semtech Corp. announced the SC442, a 10-channel white LED driver with an integrated 3A boost power switch. The device is capable of driving up to 120 LEDs at up to 30 mA per channel and is packaged in a low-profile 4 mm x 4 mm x0.6 mm, 28-pin MLPQ package. The SC442 operates
austriamicrosystems has announced the 30-mW AS3560 and AS3561 Stereo Headphone Amplifiers, that continuously adjust the supply rails in response to the input signal, thus drastically minimizing power consumption.
Indesit’s Smart Washer uses Freescale’s ZigBee node to reduce energy by considering green power availability and energy cost in its operation.
VIA Technologies, Inc, announced the addition of the VIA COME8X80 module to its COM Express portfolio; the first COM Express type product utilize the 64-bit VIA Nano E-Series processor. The VIA COME8X80 is
Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5622/24/26 linear LED drivers tout a design that reduces overall component count by eliminating additional passive components used in charge pumps and series boost LED drivers. They feature an
Intersil introduced a family of 8-, 10- and 12-bit 500MSPS analog to digital (ADC) converters. The lead product, the 12-bit, ISLA112P50IRZ 500MSPS converter, features power consumption of 468 milliWatts – said to be
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has today announced the introduction of the innovative WM2002 stereo headphone driver, the world’s first commercially available digital ambient noise canceling (ANC) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC).
austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3676, an Integrated Lighting Management Unit (LMU) with ambient light sensing (ALS) and dynamic luminance scaling (DLS). The chip integrates 13 current sinks, a high-efficiency step-up DC/DC converter and high-power charge-pump, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the MCP6401/2/4 Operational Amplifiers (Op Amps), which add to Microchip’s general-purpose op amp portfolio by providing lower power consumption in small packages.
Supertex, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: SUPX), a recognized leader in high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs), today introduced the SR10, a capacitor-coupled, switched shunt regulator for direct AC line operation.
Phihong, one of the most trusted names in power electronics, has developed an energy-efficient, 36W, Class 2 universal desktop adapter.
Microsoft will compete with Apple's iPad, but it isn't saying when. Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer says the company is working with Intel Corp. and computer makers to perfect tablet touch-screen computers.